Rusty Lake

We are Rusty Lake:

Creators of the praised Cube Escape series and the premium point-and-click adventures Rusty Lake Hotel and award-winning Rusty Lake: Roots.

Dear visitor,

Welcome to Rusty Lake, a surreal place where anything can happen. We offer you the most mysterious game series you'll ever play.

Why not try out our praised Cube Escape series first? Let the cubes guide you the eerie and atmospheric point-and-click adventures with an "escape room" feeling. Currently we have ten Cube Escape games taking place in the Rusty Lake universe. Cube Escape: Paradox is our latest installment which is combined with a short film! Download them for ten on iOS, Android or play on Desktop.

Next to our Cube Escape series we created three premium adventure games with unique story lines taking place in Rusty Lake as well. Serve deadly dinners to five animal-headed guests in Rusty Lake Hotel, expand the bloodline of the Vanderbooms in our award-winning adventure Rusty Lake: Roots or stop the ten plagues on a small island in Rusty Lake Paradise.

On the right, you can find a list of all our games sorted by release date.

On our game portal you can play our free games but also find other adventure, room escape and puzzle games. We selected games with a fascinating story, ambiance or unique game-play made by more forward-looking developers.

Check out our blog, social media or newsletter for new updates and content.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Rusty Lake!

Read more about the studio
  • AwardIndie Prize, Best Narrative Award ‘16
  • AwardTop 10 Google Play Indie Games Contest ‘17
  • AwardPremiere Paradox - A Rusty Lake Film @ LIFF '18
  • Award"Most Inventive" App nomination Google Play Awards ‘18
  • AwardFinalist Google Play Indie Games Contest ‘20

Rusty Lake: Roots Launch update 1/2

Rusty Lake: Roots Launch update 1/2


Hi Guys here’s an update on the launch, because we have some good and bad news. We currently have 3 versions ready in the stores:

(Available for 2,99 €/$)

We worked all night to get the versions ready for you, finishing some last translations and walkthroughs. This morning when we published the game on Steam and Android we got really quick feedback on one of the levels: “The Staircase”, where people are encountering a black screen causing them to reset the game. We got this fixed right away so Steam and Android users can download an update (if you buy it now it’s fixed, so no worries). Unfortunately we had to cancel the iOS version because of this…. You can understand we’re very disappointed after testing the game thousands of times (literally). Anyway the only thing we can do now is waiting for Apple to review the update, we did a special bug review request, so hopefully the update gets approved within 24 hours.. of course we will let you know right away if we know more!

For all players who experience a small glitch, please try the Reset level option in settings first. If you experience any trouble you can try again. If the reset doesn’t work, let us know (by PM or so we can fix the glitch in an update!

The translations are still in beta, our translators have worked really hard on getting the translations done (without that many context). Please give them a few days to make the right fixes 🙂

To all the postcard contest winners, you’ll receive an email during the day!

And last but not least, to celebrate the launch Rusty Lake Hotel is available for just 0,99 €/$ on Android, iOS (hope this eases the pain a little) and! The Steam version will be on Sale during Halloween.

We will keep you updated on the launch here on our blog and on social media! Enjoy the game Rusties 🙂

11 responses to “Rusty Lake: Roots Launch update 1/2”

  1. Katchou says:

    Hope it will be ok tomorrow then 🙂
    Thanks for the note

  2. Kylee says:

    Well that sucks for all of the Apple users but thanks for the heads up! So excited to get this game :D!

  3. Kulek says:

    Great game, 5 hours of gameplay, without the bonus after finishing. Thanks alot! Roots are so good that I today bought 2x this game 😉

  4. Mieswood says:

    OMG…. I woke up happy SMILING and reached for my iPHONE to get the game… and then.. BAM SADDNESSSSSSSSSSS.
    But it’s okay, I understand. Just a little more patience for an awesome game.

  5. Thomas says:

    Another glitch that I’ve found is in “Finding Love” (or the level with the love proposal). When I get the handkerchief from Vanderboom, it doesn’t register for a couple seconds. Upon multiple taps on the handkerchief during this period, I get multiple copies of the handkerchief (which shouldn’t have happened). On my first playthrough my entire inventory was full of them, but on the second playthrough it was only two. Still, it is a glitch/bug nonetheless. The rest of the game seems stable. Thanks for the hard work so far!

  6. Lan says:

    Not sure if this is a bug or not, but in the More Roots after-section, I’ve been trying to put “CROW” into the ouija board on Rose’s level, but it’s not doing anything. Is this relevant to another level instead?

  7. Aneurin says:

    This is probably a really trivial point, but I think ‘The Wedding Photo’ has the wrong date. It’s supposedly in 1900, but one of the characters is Emma, who died in Summer 1896. Also, the photo appears in ‘The Lying Game’, also in 1896.

  8. Cátia Silva says:

    Has any of the postcard winners received the email they mentioned? Am I missing something?? 🙁

  9. Luka obidic junior says:

    I did all of them ? please give me free rusty lake roots ?

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